From Massachusetts to Nevada: Manufacturing Road Trip, Part 3 (slideshow)

Oct. 24, 2023
Join us as we celebrate manufacturing in the 50 states. This installment takes us to factories for fizzy drinks, slot machines and much more.

Manufacturing makes America go. It builds cars, trains and airplanes. It puts tractors in farmers' fields and laptops in the school room. It lights up the dark and cools down the heat. Manufacturing is everywhere. 

As we've done several times in the past, IndustryWeek is embracing October as Manufacturing Month by showcasing products manufactured  in each of the 50 states. And by "manufactured" we include assembly, packaging, all the way to fully integrated manufacturing operations. 

The guidelines behind our choices were few: 1. The company had to qualify as a manufacturer by our definition, and 2. the company had to produce manufactured goods in that state (regardless of where the company's headquarters was located, nationally or internationally).

We've done things a little different this year. Instead of creating a single massive slideshow of representing all 50 states, we've broken the project into more manageable chunks: five slideshows, each showcasing 10 states. And, as per usual, we will work through all 50 states alphabetically. Be sure to check out Alabama through Georgia  and Hawaii through Maryland and New Mexico to South Carolina.

See Also: 

Made in America: a Showcase of Manufacturing from Alabama to Wyoming

The 50 States of Manufacturing: What's Made Where?

The states and companies featured in Part 3 are:

  • Massachusetts: Polar Beverages
  • Michigan: Michigan Sugar
  • Mississippi: Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Missouri: Independent Stave
  • Montana: GSK
  • Nebraska: Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing
  • Nevada: Light & Wonder
  • New Hampshire: Lindt and Sprungli
  • New Jersey: Campbell's Soup Co.
About the Author

Laura Putre | Senior Editor, IndustryWeek

I work with IndustryWeek's contributors and report on leadership and the automotive industry as they relate to manufacturing. Got a story idea? Reach out to me at [email protected]


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